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Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness: Is road of initiative paved with good intentions?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:292
  1. Woody Caan, professor of public health (
  1. Department of Public and Family Health, APU, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

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    Editor—The grandiose scale of George W Bush's mental health initiative makes it difficult to comment on the “road” he wishes to take, or to relate this American proposal to the recent British report on mental health and social exclusion.1 2 The devil is in the detail. Because of the longstanding …

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